Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast; Ashville, North Carolina

Today, Brittany is sharing her experiences on an impromptu weekend trip she took to Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast to Asheville, North Carolina, which she paid for herself.
Justin and I have been wanting to go to a bed and breakfast for years. Ever since his parents moved to Pennsylvania and we saw the cute exteriors of the bed and breakfasts in all the tiny Amish towns. Somehow, we haven’t had the chance until now.
Cumberland Falls

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Easy Strawberry Jam Recipe #glutenfree

Did I ever mention how much I hated canning when I was young? My parents had an acre and a half garden and they utilized every inch of it. My mom would can everything she could get her hands on; peas, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, soup, okra, apples, peaches, grapes, blackberries, pickles. You name it, we canned it. And we didn’t can just a few jars either; she believed in quantity. We could easily can 300 jars of something in one day. Once I was married, however, my opinion began to change. I enjoyed canning, the food tasted good and I could enjoy the fruits of my labors. Plus, I could control the amount of food I canned. Twelve jars today? Yes, sounds good! If you have been itching to try your hand at canning, August 1st is International Can-It-Forward Day. Sponsored by Ball and now in its fifth year, this event is broadcast live from Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana and celebrates the joys of fresh preserving. To join in the celebration, I’ve made a recipe for Strawberry Jam from the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving.
homemade strawberry jam

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How to Use Skype when Traveling

Sioux Falls

This summer has been a whirlwind of travel for me. Between vacation, work and getting ready to move a kid into college, I have spend a lot of time on the go.  The sad fact is I worry while I am away.  Sometimes I need to check in on the kids and boss … Read More...

Show your #PureLoveForPets & Contest

purina prize pack

When people ask me if the pets in our family are spoiled, I tell them this story about my daughter's cats. One day my daughter walked through her house and found her husband running around several rooms, whistling, followed by their cats. "What are … Read More...

Gluten Free Five Layer Bars

Gluten Free Five Layer Bars

This post is brought to you by CafeMom and Chex TM. All opinions are my own. When my daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease, our world was turned upside down. My repertoire of quick recipes was turned upside down; no more quick meals of … Read More...